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About Doing the Right Thing as an Academic Economist  

Erwin Dekker and Arjo Klamer

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Apr 2016
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Sep 2014
This chapter argues that the art of phronesis is central to doing the right thing as an economist. Phronesis, or practical wisdom, is what we practice when we deliberate, weigh values, ... More

Adam Smith and the Law  

Fabrizio Simon

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May 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter examines Adam Smith’s reflection on the Law in his main works. Particular attention is paid to the difference between Smith’s thought and the Juridical Enlightenment. Smithian ... More

Adam Smith on Value and Prices  

Nerio Naldi

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May 2013
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Jul 2013
This chapter considers the evolution of the way Smith presented his analysis of value and prices from the to and its importance to understand the structure that that analysis assumes in , where it ... More

Adam Smith: Theorist of Corruption  

Spiros Tegos

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May 2013
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Jul 2013
Adam Smith not only champions commerce, he also criticizes it. In this criticism Smith draws critically upon a long-standing concern in enlightenment’s culture about the proper basis of political and ... More

Additive Models: Extensions and Related Models  

Enno Mammen, Byeong U. Park, and Melanie Schienle

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Feb 2014
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Aug 2014
This chapter gives an overview over smooth backfitting-type estimators in additive models. Moreover, it illustrates their wide applicability in models closely related to additive models ... More

Alternative Behavioral Law and Economics  

Gregory Mitchell

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Nov 2014
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Nov 2014
This chapter considers the psychological, methodological, and normative paths taken by behavioral law and economics (“BLE”) and alternative paths that BLE might have taken, and might still ... More

Alternative Ethical Perspectives on the Financial Crisis: Lessons for Economists  

Irene van Staveren

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2014
This chapter analyzes the financial crisis from three ethical perspectives. It starts from utilitarianism, the ethical theory underlying neoclassical economics, which has partly driven the ... More

The Antitrust Analysis of Multisided Platform Businesses  

David Evans and Richard Schmalensee

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
This chapter provides a survey of the economics literature on multisided platforms with particular focus on competition policy issues, including market definition, mergers, monopolization, ... More

Antitrust Corporate Governance and Compliance  

D. Daniel Sokol and Rosa Abrantes-Metz

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
Both theoretical and empirical work in a number of different fields, including economics, accounting, finance, organizational theory, and sociology provides important insights indicating ... More

Antitrust Enforcement Regimes: Fundamental Differences  

Keith N. Hylton

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Dec 2014
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Apr 2015
Since China has modeled its antitrust regime on that of the EU, there are essentially two antitrust regime types: the United States and the EU. This chapter is a brief comparative study of ... More

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